Thursday, September 30

The Original Slasher Mania (Slashermaniacs 1) (1990) - Parade Video VHS

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Way back in the early days of this blog, I briefly talked about an obscure horror compilation entitled Slashermania 2. My father actually bought that tape years before I even considered buying a VHS for any reason. Now that I've been collecting, I still have yet to see that title anywhere and figured it was a "fo-sequel" gimmick in a ploy to sell copies. Much to my surprise I picked up the original last weekend for a buck and my opinion of Part 2 can be applied here.

It's another half hour of a few bad looking clips with no wraparound or host segments. This time we mostly thrill at a good chunk of the beginning of an extremely pink-colored Night of the Living Dead and multiple clips from Alice, Sweet Alice (that naturally spoil the killer's identity). Like the first volume's Blood Feast and Two Thousand Maniacs, the front's promise of scenes from Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Dr. Phibes Rises Again are two trailers of horrible quality. These two compilations may be rare as hen's teeth, but they truly suck. Only buy if found at flea market prices. At least this one has better kitschy artwork...    

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